Smoothie Addict and One Lucky Winner!

Guess what?!?!!?…

Yes!  I have finally manage to make and eat a totally green smoothie- and it was seriously delicious.  I’ve found the progression of going from fruit smoothies to smoothies made from dark leafy vegetables difficult.  I have taken it slowly and disguise the earthy taste of the vegetables behind fruit.  A fruit smoothie was the base of my green smoothies and I simply started to add leafy veggies like spinach and kale in small amounts and increased the amount I added each time…baby steps! 🙂

But now I am a fully pledged green smoothie addict.  They are so yummy and that revitalising energy that they give you should be bottled and sold.  So for breakfast yesterday I made this bowl of green loveliness. It included:

  • cucumber
  • savoy cabbage
  • spinach
  • 1 apple
  • a few raspberries
  • soya milk
  • 1 tsp of honey

The benefits of green smoothies are endless!

For lunch yesterday I had my leek, swede and haricot bean soup with rice cakes.  I also had an two oranges and a pear.

My snack was plain hummus with raw veggies:

I decided to take yesterday off from working out and cooking.  So I decided to make the use of some leftovers that I had left in the fridge…

I put my Oriental Chicken Curry with multigrain noodles on a bed of wilted spinach and savoy cabbage.  I don’t know why, but leftovers always taste so much better.

For dessert I whipped up baked apple slices with Greek yoghurt, carob nibs, sunflower seed butter and almonds.

I started today with my usual 3 mile run of intensity intervals and followed that with 5 minutes of Tracy Anderson’s mat workout.  It was such a fab workout session and it was followed by a fab breakfast:

I had warm creamy oats made with soya milk and Green and Black’s Cocoa Powder, topped with macadamia nuts, cranberries and coconut…YUM!  I love having warm oats on a cold and windy day like today.  They are so comforting, like a hug in a bowl. 

For lunch I made a salad made from mixed leaves, goats cheese, olives, tomatoes, a green pepper and pearl barley.

I also ate two Clementine oranges and a plum…a great fruit combination.

Dinner tonight was a bit of an invention test. 

Smoked Tofu and Vegetable Omelet Pizza

  • 1 egg and 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp of soya flour
  • mushrooms
  • broccoli florets
  • French beans
  • smoked tofu
  • light Laughing Cow Cheese or cheddar cheese
  • sesame seeds

To make the pizza base mix the egg, egg whites and flour together and cook in a pan to make an omelet.  When the eggs are half cooked add the tofu and vegetables that are precooked and add the cheese.  To make this like a proper cheesy pizza you could use cheddar cheese or any other melting cheese of your choice.  Transfer on to a serving plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

For dessert I had a simple yoghurt bowl topped with kiwi slices and granola:


Now for the 9-bar giveaway winner…drum roll please… 

 Number 6: Sarah @ Gluten-free tries Vegan
The winner was picked at random using the random generator

Congratulations Sarah!!!!  I’m so jealous!  Could you please email me your delivery address at so I can get them sent out to asap.

Thank you everyone that took part.  It was great to read what you liked about the blog.  I will try and maintain what you like about the blog and allow it evolve as I go along.

The weekend is finally upon us again.  I am quite busy tomorrow, but I intend to have a very lazy Sunday.  Although I intend to stock up on some whole grains and pulses and do some batch cooking to fill the freezer.  So maybe it will not be so lazy after all.

What do you have planned for the weekend?



Filed under EATS!, Giveaway, Recipes

10 responses to “Smoothie Addict and One Lucky Winner!

  1. Woo hoo!!!! Amazing! This has put me in the best mood! I’ve got a day of revision ahead so it’s made it not seem so daunting. Thanks so much 🙂

    Plans for the weekend…. 4-mile run today, revision (biology and sociology), working on a late shift tomorrow, and I’m going to see Ellie Goulding tonight. Like you, I may cook up a batch of wholegrains too.

    Love the look of all your food, and green smoothies… i’m not 100% there yet. Mine tend to be 70% fruit, 30% greens. I love adding carob- gives them more depth and fruitiness.

    Hope you have a great weekend xxxxxxxxxxx

  2. I’ve been intrigued by the green monster smoothies I keep seeing on blogs but am not quite brave enough to try one yet – maybe I’ll take a leaf out of your book and build it up from fruit first 🙂
    This weekend involves lots of sleep. The toddler has gone to his Grandmas so I have many hours to catch up on since he’s been poorly.

  3. Glad your on board with the green monsters! I’m off to make myself one right now in fact! I always think leftovers taste better – I think the flavours mingle so much better 🙂

  4. Kristen Suzanne

    Mmmmmm. Love green smoothies 🙂

  5. Just found your blog and I am loving it!! I need to follow your lead and try out a green monster! Your omelet pizza looks amazing, what a great idea!

  6. I need to drink more of those green smoothies! I usually just juice veggies, I havent tried this way yet!

All of your comments make me smile :-)

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